Overall rating
81.08/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB169440
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
International Whisky Society
Bottled
2020
Casktype
3 first fill bourbon barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
International Whisky Society
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
08 nov 2020 3:03 pm by Fabian
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Whisky reviews for Auchroisk NAS MSWD

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.08 points.

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A gentle gift for the members of the IWS who bought a ticket for the festival in den Haag, which of course got cancelled due to obvious reasons.

    Auchroisk, a rather unknown distillery; at least to me. As such I was pretty curious to check this bottle.
    • Nose
      86 86
      When poured in the glass, it is really shy. This one needs obviously some time in the glass. In combination with warmth from the hand, it opens up after some 15-20 minutes.
      It has a typical very fruity ,grassy and fresh Speyside character with some mild spicy flavors.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pretty tasty and good body with a nice balance of again fruity and mild spicy flavors. Easy drinkable; more a summer dram than an autumn whisky. In the throat a strange flavor I cannot recognize; this does not spoil things for me.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Not too long. More spicy flavors in the finish.

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  3. DavidH. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This was a present because of the cancellation of the IWF. Tickets will be valid next time and yet we got a bottle!
    Nice gesture.

    The whisky itself is best described as a pleasing drinkable whisky but a good example of a blendfiller.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, lemon, hay, yeast and some grassy notes. Smell a bit young and restless initially.
      Some sugar syrup and a touch of fresh cut branches.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium bodied. Again fruity, little apple and lychee. Some herbal influence.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short-medium length. A tad bitter initially. Opens up a bit more with some sweetness and hint of oak.

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This bottle was given to us by the board of the IWS to compensate the cancelation of this years whisky event in The Hague. A very sympathetic gesture! And besides that, this whisky is also of very deserving quality. I don’t have that much experience with Auchroisk so therefore it’s an interesting bottling for me personally. I did some background checking and a member of the board told me it’s a vatting of three fresh bourbon barrels. The youngest being 6 and the oldest being 14 years old.
    • Nose
      Smooth and very accessible. A good balance to it. Typical bourbon influences. Sweet, sour and a tad earthy. Pleasant so far! I get peach, unripe pear, pineapple juice, rhubarb, tea and tea leafs. Also I get vanilla, licorice, nougat, sawdust and mild white pepper.
    • Taste
      On the palate again it gives sweet and sour sensations. It’s friendly, smooth, and again accessible. It’s I get some rechar sensations. Freshly toasted and charred oak quite instantly. Besides that vanilla, some coconut and ginger. Also I get lime juice. It’s quite tasteful.
    • Finish
      A medium-long finish. In the finish some more youthfulness shines through but in a good way. It makes this whisky rather fun and playful. It’s being translated in fresh, malty and corn-like flavors. It keeps tingling the palate quite a while.

      I will have no problem at all emptying this complimentary bottle.

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